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UPDATED: Thu., April 2, 2020

Feds seek breakup of Altria-Juul deal on antitrust grounds

U.S. business regulators are suing to break up the multibillion-dollar deal between tobacco giant Altria and e-cigarette startup Juul Labs, saying their partnership amounted to an agreement not to compete …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

‘A world of hurt’: 39 states to investigate Juul’s marketing

A coalition of 39 states will look into the marketing and sales of vaping products by Juul Labs, including whether the company targeted youths and made misleading claims about nicotine …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Philip Morris, Altria end merger talks

NEW YORK – The U.S. tobacco giants Philip Morris and Altria are calling off merger talks and Juul’s CEO is stepping down with safety concerns over e-cigarettes intensifying. The makers …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Juul stops e-cigarette ads as teen vaping, illnesses grow; CEO steps down

Juul Labs Inc. will stop advertising its electronic cigarettes in the United States and replace its chief executive as mysterious breathing illnesses and an explosion in teen vaping have triggered …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019

A decade after a split, the Marlboro men seek a reunion

The Marlboro men are discussing a reunion as the number of smokers continues to decline worldwide.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018

Tobacco giant strides into vape market with $13B Juul stake

Altria, one of the world’s biggest tobacco companies in the world, is spending nearly $13 billion to buy a huge stake in the vape company Juul as cigarette use continues …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018

Marlboro maker Altria the latest big company to explore pot

The maker of Marlboro cigarettes is joining some of the biggest names in beer in exploring the budding cannabis marketplace.